Rare snowfall blankets parts of Australia for first time in years

Posted: June 5, 2019 by oldbrew in News, Temperature, weather
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Queensland, Australia


Sub-tropical snow – some folk may have to manage without electricity from their solar panels until it goes 😎

Icy conditions are sweeping across eastern Australia, bringing snow to areas as far north as sub-tropical Queensland in what is believed to be the heaviest snowfall in years, reports the Evening Standard.

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology described the weather as “rare” adding that Queensland had not experienced significant snowfall since 2015.

June marks the beginning of winter in Australia but the extreme weather is highly unusual, especially so early on in some areas of Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.

Many took to social media to express their amazement at finding snow in their hometowns as well as sharing photos of Kangaroos and Tasmanian devils playing in the cold conditions.

The Blue Mountains west of Sydney woke on Tuesday to a blanket of snow, while there have been falls in Queensland’s Granite Belt region, west of Brisbane, although snow was not expected to settle.

Travellers are also being warned to expect delays on roads, rail, waterways and in the skies amid a day of wild weather and icy winds.

Full report here.

Comments
  1. hunterson7 says:

    Weather not climate, as predicted by global warming, worse than we thought, it is a denialist plot, how dare anyone question this, the science is settled!/sarc off

  2. spetzer86 says:

    How can you say this without mentioning that Al Gore was present giving a climate presentation?

  3. oldbrew says:

    Poll: Americans view fake news as a bigger problem than terrorism
    https://www.axios.com/americans-fake-news-problem-terrorism-da565b6c-6ab3-42a1-ae08-3400d68ab99c.html

    One of these years they might notice that ‘man-made climate change’ alarmism is fake news too. Meanwhile doomsters jet round the world telling people to fly less 😆 – who are they kidding?

  4. oldbrew says:

    Prince Charles Goes On 90-Minute Climate Rant With Trump

    https://climatechangedispatch.com/prince-charles-climate-trump/

    He’ll never learn :/

  5. konradwp1 says:

    As spetzer86 is pointing out, Australia is currently being graced with a visit by the bloated bloviating Goricle.

    The climate gods do not like Al Bore, and wherever he turns up to give one of his sanctimonious “do as I say, not as I do” lectures on the evils of gaseous plant food, freezing weather is sure to occur. Thus the “Gore Effect” has struck, delivering the first snow in Queensland since 2015.

  6. Maggy Wassilieff says:

    History of snowfall in S.E. Queensland 1878-2015.
    http://www.weatherarmidale.com/qldsnowtable.htm

  7. oldbrew says:

    Re the Gore effect:

    June marks the beginning of winter in Australia but the extreme weather is highly unusual, especially so early on in some areas of Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.

    Not sure it’s ‘extreme’ but we get the idea.

  8. stpaulchuck says:

    oldbrew says:
    June 5, 2019 at 10:48 pm
    Prince Charles Goes On 90-Minute Climate Rant With Trump
    ————————————-

    Prince Charles is why the Queen does not step down. She knows what wanker he is to save the Commonwealth won’t let go of the crown. PDT knows it and he’ll be polite and listen to the rant, then go on with the adults.

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